FIU’s Haig Returns to Honkers

The Rochester Honkers Baseball Club announced today that left-handed pitcher Phil Haig, will return for his 4th consecutive season with the Rochester Honkers.  Haig becomes the 1st Rochester Honker to play four seasons with the team.

Haig is a 6’4” 205-pound redshirt junior from Florida International University.  He made his FIU debut on Saturday, February 19th when he guided the Panthers to an 8-3 victory versus Southeastern Louisiana.  Haig went 7.0 innings, allowing 2 runs on 6 hits and striking out 8 for the win, and the team’s first win of 2011.  Haig sat out the 2010 season at FIU as mandated by NCAA transfer rules.

Last summer for Rochester, Haig went 2-1 with a 5.95 ERA and struck out 29 in 36.1 innings of work.  Haig pitched game 2 of the 2010 NWL Championship Series versus Eau Claire, earning the win in the 11-0 victory and forcing the decisive game 3.  Haig pitched 7.0 innings, allowing 0 runs and scattering 4 hits to lead the team.

Before transferring to Florida International, Haig spent 2 years at the University of Illinois.  The Inver Grove Heights, MN native is majoring in Sport Management.

The Rochester Honkers 18th season begins on June 1st when they travel to Mankato, MN for a 7:05pm start.